In just the last week, there have been two disquieting accounts of the persecution of Jews in New York City. In one, a pro-Hamas mob smashed the window of a kosher restaurant. In the other, a high school teacher had to take shelter as hundreds of students rampaged through the halls and threatened violence. All because she had attended a pro-Israel rally.
This isn’t the America I grew up in. It’s shocking and sad.
But it’s predictable when young people and immigrants have been taught to treat traditional American values—like open mindedness and color blindness—with disdain. The diversity, equity and inclusion curricula adopted by schools nationwide has put group identity above all else and substitutes emotion for reasoned disagreement.
It's time that we insist on tolerance and respect for all who embrace America and our time-honored way of life.